What I wore at Delhi Times Fashion Week

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At the three-day fashion extravaganza of Delhi Times Fashion Week 2019, famous actress Isha Koppikar turns showstopper with daughter Rianna on Day 2 and also Model/Actor Rahul Dev for designer Ali Ahmed #DelhiTimesFashionWeek #DelhiTimes #FashionWeek

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Leaving the cliché dresses and gowns, I opted to wear something more casual.

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A spaghetti shirt top paired with strip jeans works well. Do let me know what’s your fashion statement.

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Foods to avoid to prevent weight gain

Foods to avoid in summers in order to prevent weight gain

Healthy eating is the most common approach we all should adopt to at all times. But, at the same time there are some foods which are meant for particular time or season only and should be carefully considered while we include them in our daily diets. And there are some food which are always bad and do more harm than good and should always be omitted from our diet. Here in this article we would be looking at certain foods that we should seriously avoid in order to prevent weight gain in summers.

Summers are the months of rising temperatures and outdoor activities. It is also the holiday season and nature also blesses us with its bounty of delicious and fresh produces, but at the same time there are a lot of high-calorie foods available in this season that make us gain considerable amount of weight. Beverages that are refreshing and cold salads are some foods that we enjoy a lot in the hot weather but these foods have surprisingly high amount of calories and fats.

Let’s look at what we should avoid eating during the summer months so that we do not put on the extra weight on to ourselves.

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  • Frozen Yoghurt

Don’t get fooled this summer with this summer delight. It is a common misconception that yoghurt is yoghurt, and is meant to be healthy. Yes, it is true, but not the frozen ones. They are loaded with added sugars and calories, even higher than what you generally find in an ice cream. Though yoghurt has some bit of protein in it, the probiotic factors are missing as it is there in natural and active yoghurts. Avoid them strictly.

  • Packaged Fruit Juices

During the summers we tend to pick up everything that is a fluid and with the easy availability, attractive packaging and tastefully enticing packaged fruit juices, we all tend to pick them the first. Almost all packaged fruit juices are loaded with added sugar in the form of sugary sodas – the main culprit to a host of health issues including weight gain. Next time you want to stay hydrated and keep away from thirst, make a wiser choice with whole fruits or freshly squeezed juices out of them.

  • Summer Salads

Salads are great foods for the summers, perhaps for all the year around – low in calories and super healthy. But there are the ones like the creamy pasta salads and the sweetened fruit salads could be equally dangerous and harmful. Refined flour, calorie rich creamy dressings, sugary syrups, whipped cream and what all – you have all the ingredients at one place to make you fat and unhealthy. Dressings in particular are pure fat.

  • Lemonades and flavored sweetened teas

Water doesn’t seem to be appealing always, whereas a chilled glass of lemonade or a flavored cold ice tea seems to be the perfect solution. You are not alone, we all are with you. But these drinks are super high in calories and sweets – a perfect combination to make you fat and fatter.

  • Bar-be-cue meats and burgers

This is one thing that we all wait for the entire year and come summers we love to have evening bar-be-cue parties very often. Research say that meats cooked over open flame and at unregulated temperatures causes the protein of the meat to break down into a compound that is not at all good for health and causes unprecedented fat gain.

Opt for lean meats with thinner cuts and cook over the grill to ensure that the meats stay healthy, yet delicious. Moreover, adding cheese and creamy topping on them add up to the portion of unsaturated fats along with higher levels of sodium and calories. Use herb and olive oil marinades to make them super healthy.

Being cautious about what you eat in any season is in your hands and so is your health. Make smarter choices and watch what you eat. You will be safe form weight gain in summers.

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Source: Dietitian Ashu Gupta is the founder of Ashu Gupta’s Diet Clinic and an acclaimed dietician and nutritionist.

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What I share on Google Maps & how it has helped me!

What I love sharing and how Google Maps has helped me!

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It has been an amazing journey with Google Maps. I have been contributing for a long time as far as I do not remember when I started 😀 I love travelling to new places/countries, hotels and try new cuisines. I believe that photographs play a major role and along with my reviews, I post pictures of place, restaurant, food and everything around.5-e1554462663547.jpg

Also Google Maps has helped a lot in reaching desired destination. Also whenever I plan a vacation, I use Google Maps to check the distance from the hotel or from the Airport and see pictures to know which places are the best for sightseeing.

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I guess it will be difficult to jot down advantages we get by using Google Maps on daily basis as these are many. From finding your destination to searching for a best hamburger restaurant to searching for a public transport to searching public toilet nearby, the list of benefits is endless!

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You may also refer to my contributions by the name of Tripti Charan

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100k on Instagram – Know Me More

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As many of you are aware, I have finally crossed 100k followers on Instagram and I cannot contain the excitement within me hence I am writing this blog. It took me over 3 years of hardwork in creating, editing content, making videos and interacting with my followers. Here’s how you could know more about me by following me on Instagram:

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Daily Posts – So mostly I upload 2-3 posts everyday unless I’m on vacation with my family. The categories I post are Travel, Food and Lifestyle.

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Daily Stories – Also I update about my whereabouts on my Instagram Stories. You could see the food I’m digging into or the places I visit. (Also sometimes those funny boomerangs)

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Live – So this is rare! I only go Live when I’m at a major event or in a Masterclass.

Collaborations – Instagram Influencers and Bloggers tend to promote new products before the product launch and you could be amongst the first ones to get more information about it.

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Your opinion matters – Most of the brands tend to ask public opinion about their likes/dislikes which you can vote accordingly on the stories posted.

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Collaboration with Thailand Tourism

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Shawls

Shawls – A Popular Art Deco Accessory

One of the most versatile items in history, the shawl is a beautifully stylish accessory that was incredibly popular during the 1920s. While available in many different varieties, a shawl was a must-have item in the Art Deco period. They not only enhanced every look, they also kept women warm when temperatures started to drop.

Shawls rose to popularity in the 1920s and remain a stylish way to add retro-inspired style to any look.

Art Deco Details

The Art Deco period was heavily influenced by the exotic styles of far off lands. Because of this, Egyptian and Oriental elements were often incorporated into clothing and accessories that were popular during this time. The shawl is no exception – this Art Deco accessory often featured delicate beading and patterns that complimented other garments that were popular during this time period.

https://img1.wardrobeshop.com/5047-home_default/faux-fur-bridal-wrap-with-ivory-cream-fox.jpgTypically made of a delicate fabric like silk, chiffon, or organza, scarves were draped over the shoulders and arms of women when they wanted to remain slightly covered while wearing sleeveless gowns. The beading and beautiful patterning also imparted a luxurious look that enhanced any outfit.

Later in the decade, a lightweight Kimono-style jacket would also rise to popularity. These items would include arm holes so they more closely resembled a light jacket. These shawls were typically longer and sometimes were nearly floor length. No matter the style of shawl women wore, these accessories almost always included rich colors, luminous beading, and fringe at the hem for added movement and detail.

 

Fabulous Furs

When the weather turned cold, women in the 1920s stayed warm by donning shawls made of luxurious furs. Incredibly soft and https://css.wardrobeshop.com/5048-home_default/faux-fur-wrap-in-grey-chinchilla.jpgdecadent, these items allowed women to stay cozy and still look fashion forward when in their outerwear. The capelet was a variation on the shawl, and was a feminine accessory that also draped the shoulders. While these capelets or stoles would be worn simply, they sometimes featured a jeweled brooch to keep them closed.

Today, capelets are slowly coming back into style, with many brides opting to wear them on a winter wedding day. Modern fur shawls are also more environmentally friendly and are manufactured from faux fur for added appeal. Fur shawls are a gorgeous way to enhance your winter wardrobe and put an Art Deco twist on any outfit when the weather turns cold.

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